Global Food Crisis
Professor William Moseley finds dependency on Asian rice contributed to 2008 West African global food crisis more
The Network Works
Knowledge. Experience. Networking. Of these valuable components of a Macalester education, networking may be the most nebulous. Here’s an example.
Iva Djurovic '13 worked with the World Bank on infant and maternal health and was selected for the World Health Organization’s Neglected Tropical Diseases Conference.
Helping Global Farmers
Compatible Technology Institute intern Brianna Besch ’13 learns how innovative tools—like the bicycle-powered potato slicer—help poor farmers get enough to eat.
What’s the connection between an upstate New York dairy farm and a $3 million study of sustainable development in the Serengeti? Mac economics professor Amy Damon. more
Notes From Nicaragua
Jennifer Wichmann '06 serves as an English teaching volunteer in the Peace Corps. more
Let There Be Light
Blogger Zach McDade '09 writes about his journeys in Nicaragua, bringing solar LEDs to poor, rural families in hopes of encouraging children to attend school. more
Why study international development?
- To develop an understanding of development issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective including diverse methodological approaches.
- To critically evaluate international development paradigms, discourses, practices, and theories.
- To engage in research and applied scholarship around themes of international development.
- To be prepared for professional activities in the field of international development.
The Macalester Development Group is student-led and funds students who want to conduct a development project.